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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Sixth Generation.
1410 IX. Henry Platt Whitney, b. at St. John, N. B., 10 Oct. 1792; a merchant-tailor; married in Jan. 1816, at Lancaster, N. B., Mary Brundage, dau. of Capt. John Brundage, of Lancaster, where she was born, 10 Aug. 1793, and died, 10 Jan. 1858. They dwelt at Alexandria, Va., from 1817 to 1830; at St. John, N. B., till 1836; at Alexandria again, till 1845; and settled finally at Lancaster. "He perished on board a castaway vessel, 25 Nov. 1846, on the south shore of the Bay of Fundy," and was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery, at Granville, N. S. 4590
1411 X. George Walter Hoyt Whitney, b. at St. John, N. B., 10 Ap. 1795; died unmarried, 10 Ap. 1822, at St. John, and was buried there.

Chil. of Benjamin and Sarah (Whitney) James. 386

1412 I. Stephen James, b. at Stamford, Conn., 8 Aug. 1767; a cooper; went, when a youth, to Stockbridge, Mass., on account of the breaking up of his father's household in the Revolutionary War; moved to St. John, N. B., after he was twenty-one years old, dwelling there three years, and afterward returning to the United States; married in 1794, at Stamford, Hannah Scofield; and moved, in 1796, to Stockbridge, where she joined the Congregational Church in 1800, and died, 8 May 1811, aged 43. He joined the church at Stockbridge in 1786, and was one of its deacons from 1812 till 25 Jan. 1819, at which date he was dismissed, to form a new church at Brownhelm, Ohio, where he and his children had settled, 4 July 1817, they being the first family in that town. There he married (2d), in Oct. 1828, Rhoda Butler, of Hartford, Conn., who died at Brownhelm, 8 Nov. 1852, aged 80 years, 10 months, and 25 days, and was buried there. He was commissioned lieutenant, in 4th Reg., Mass. Militia, 11 Aug. 1796; captain, in 2d Reg., 23 June 1800; major, of 2d Reg., 16 May 1804; lieut-col., of 2d Reg., 2 Sept. 1805; and resigned 27 Jan. 1807. 4591a
He died, 11 Sept. 1841, at Brownhelm, and was buried there. An obituary notice says: "He was first elected to the office of Deacon in the church of the Rev. Dr. West, of Stockbridge, Mass. This office he sustained, with great credit to himself, and equal satisfaction of the church and congregation. Possessed of a strong mind and active piety, as well as a peculiar capacity to adapt himself to the circumstances of the poor, the sick, and afflicted; his visits, in the proper exercise of his office, became frequent among them, and always acceptable. In this respect, as well as others, he became a most efficient helper of his venerable Pastor.
"In 1817, he emigrated to Brownhelm, with a colony whose religious character, like his own, had been formed under the able ministrations of Dr. West.
"Without a spiritual guide in the wilderness, he led the devotions of
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